Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of youth and family fitness opportunities this fall. From indoor play to outdoor exploration there is something for everyone. Check out our new kids nutrition classes at the Multi-Generational Center this fall too.
Homeschool Exploration is for kids ages 7-13. This fitness class incorporates a variety of physical activities that will encourage homeschooled kids to live active lifestyles, build healthy habits, and learn team building. Activities will include but aren't limited to games, sport introductions, strength training, coordination and cardiovascular exercises, and outdoor hikes. The possibilities for fitness fun are endless! Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m.; first session runs Sept. 7-30 and second session Oct. 5–28.
Fall Into Fitness Trail Run is free and open to participants of all ages. This event takes place on the desert trails on the east side of the Multigenerational Center on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m. Multiple distances and routes will be available this year so there is something for everyone. The desert trails are stroller friendly. Whether you walk, jog or sprint through the desert, save some energy at the end for the circuit of physical activities located around the loop located between the MGC and the city hall complex. Strength and endurance exercises will take your morning workout to a new level! This event is also the first challenge for the My Park= My Gym; Park2Park Fitness Challenge program.
Learn about the many different parks and trail systems in Apache Junction while participating in this challenge. Each month, from November to February, complete four different challenges that not only introduce you to our parks, but show you how to turn a park into your very own gym! November – Fall Into Fitness Trail Run; December – Hike and Seek; January – 5k Your Way and February – Healthy Heart Hustle. Receive a T-shirt and other goodies as the family completes the challenges.
Cooking with Kids is a new program for 8-15 year olds that will teach your kids fun, easy, new healthy recipes they can re-create at home for the family. Cooking with Kids- Around the World will focus on a different cuisine each week. Multiple date options are available for these two programs from September through December.
Parents, while your kids are getting a workout and learning good lifestyle habits, you can too! If you haven’t been to the Multi-Generational Center, stop by and tour the facility. Check out our state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment; and see our “million-dollar view” of the Superstition Mountains from our indoor walking track. Included in each membership is over 35 Group Fitness classes. We offer a wide range to fit everyone’s needs: ZUMBA, Tai Chi, Pilates, ball classes, Tabata, Total Body Conditioning and more than nine different styles of Yoga classes. We are also an approved SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit and Renew Active facility.
Head over to www.apachejunctionaz.gov/parks for more details or to register. You can also stop by the Multi-Generational Center located at 1035 N. Idaho Road or call (480) 983-2181.